Jewelry: The Ultimate Jewelry Gift Guide

Twelve jewelry boxes overflowing with must-have trinkets and must-read tips.

 

With this ring, I thee wed. With this watch, I think you’re cute? When it comes to jewelry, it’s all about the clarity—yet knowing what a special piece signifies and what styles are fitting for each occasion can be a gold, silver and diamond minefield. Luckily, we’ve consulted with the city’s premier jewelers to get their buy-ins on the best investment pieces to gift when celebrating a new year, a new start or Saturday. The result? A complete jewelry buying guide-slash-confidence source you’ll want to refer to year round.

OCCASSION:

Wedding
For Her: A beautiful ring shouldn’t be her only “something new.” Surprise her with stunning earrings she can wear down the aisle and for years to come. Consider Lucie Campbell diamond and 18-karat white gold filligree earstuds available exclusively at Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers, Clayton, 314.863.8820.

For Him: If you don’t tell him his rental cufflinks don’t pair well with your Vera Wang gown, who will? A timeless style that complements his ring is your best bet.
Get him the black mother-of-pearl and 18-karat white gold cufflinks available at Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers, Clayton, 314.863.8820.

Birthday
For Her: If it reflects both the trend and her taste, you’re golden. On her next big day, consider sterling bangles that incorporate stones in her favorite color.  Check out the Mavrik cuffs available at Mavrik Fine Jewelry, Kirkwood, 314.909.6818.

For Him: No man is truly “sharp-dressed” without a few fab accessories. If the closest he’ll come to “man jewelry” is a key ring, up his current incarnation with a mod sterling style. The Mavrik keychain available at Mavrik Fine Jewelry, Kirkwood, 314.909.6818, is a simple, sophisticated choice.

Anniversary

For Her: A ring is the perfect piece to commemorate the day you said, “I do!” Choose a stunner in a metal that complements her wedding band, and she’ll likely wear it just as much. Try the Gabriel & Co. ring available at Diamond & Jewelry Brokers, Manchester, 636.391.6622.

For Him: It’s true; after years of marriage, you still can’t keep your hands off of him. Say it with jewelry via a one-of a-kind necklace that bears your stamp. This custom fingerprint pendant necklace is available at Diamond & Jewelry Brokers, Manchester, 636.391.6622.

Holiday
For Her: Buy her a delicate drop necklace she’ll want to wear from Christmas through New Year’s Day, then every holiday following. Get her the Gumuchian necklace available at Simons Jewelers, Clayton, 314.725.8888.

For Him: A masculine and traditional luxury timepiece is a no-fail holiday gift for any guy. Splurge on an heirloom-worthy accessory, and (hopefully!) set the precedent for all future gifting. The Breitling Galactic 36 automatic watch available at Simons Jewelers, Clayton, 314.725.8888, is a great choice.

For Fun

For Her: A gift that contains charms, add-on pendants or anything stackable hints at the fact that you plan on hanging around for a while—which is always nice to know. Think something like this Sara Patino love charm necklace available at Ivy Hill, Central West End, 314.367.7004.

For Him:
Unless you consistently give him trouble for his notorious tardiness, an of-the moment watch makes a sweet gift for him any time. Check out the Michele watch available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

Just Because
For Her: Whether “just because” or to earn brownie points, you can’t go wrong with a great ring—but remember: if not yet hitched, present while on two feet and speak first, before she gets too giddy. Look into the 18-karat white gold vintage-style diamond ring available at Décor Interiors & Jewelry, Chesterfield, 314.434.4022.

For Him: Think outside the box by gifting a men’s band any time of the year. Keep in mind: a silver or white gold ring adds a sophisticated edge; a chunky gold ring says Mr. T. This swanky 14-karat white gold diamond band (7MM, .50 CTW) is available at Décor Interiors & Jewelry, 314.434.4022.

 

988_433.jpgLucie Campbell diamond and 18-karat white gold filligree earstuds

989_433.jpgMavrik keychain

990_433.jpgMavrik cuffs

991_433.jpgMavrik keychain

992_433.jpgGabriel & Co. ring

993_433.jpgCustom fingerprint pendant necklace

994_433.jpgGumuchian necklace

995_433.jpgBreitling Galactic 36 automatic watch

996_433.jpgSara Patino love charm necklace

997_433.jpgMichele watch

998_433.jpg18-karat white gold vintage-style diamond ring

999_433.jpg14-karat white gold diamond band (7MM, .50 CTW)

 

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